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20th-century mathematicians
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Bertrand Russell
The Legend of Question Six
Simon Pampena discusses the famous Question 6 from the 1988 International Mathematical Olympiad
A New Hope for a Perplexing Mathematical Proof
Three years ago, a solitary mathematician released an impenetrable proof of the famous abc conjecture. At a recent conference dedicated to the work, optimism mixed with bafflement.
The Biggest Mystery In Mathematics: Shinichi Mochizuki And The Impenetrable Proof
A Japanese mathematician claims to have solved one of the most important problems in his field. The trouble is, hardly anyone can work out whether he's right. Sometime on the morning of 30 August 201...
Emmy Noether Google Doodle: Why Einstein called her a ‘creative mathematical genius’
IN 1935, writing to the New York Times, Albert Einstein did not tame his praise. “In the judgment of the most competent living mathematicians,” penned the great man, “Fräulein Noether was the most sig...
Grigori Perelman
A reclusive Russian mathematician has been awarded a million dollars for proving a theory which has baffled some of the finest brains for a century. Grigory ...
20th-century mathematicians by nationality
Mathematicians who died in the Holocaust
Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM, FRS (/ˈrʌsəl/; 18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970) was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic and polit...
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A New Hope for a Perplexing Mathematical Proof
Three years ago, a solitary mathematician released an impenetrable proof of the famous abc conjecture. At a recent conference dedicated to the work, optimism mixed with bafflement.
Emmy Noether Google Doodle: Why Einstein called her a ‘creative mathematical genius’
IN 1935, writing to the New York Times, Albert Einstein did not tame his praise. “In the judgment of the most competent living mathematicians,” penned the great man, “Fräulein Noether was the most sig...
David R. Morrison (mathematician)
Ian Stewart (mathematician)
Ian Nicholas Stewart FRS (born 24 September 1945) is an Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick, England, and a widely known popular-science and science-fiction writer.
Stew...
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Ernst G. Straus
Ernst Gabor Straus (February 25, 1922 – July 12, 1983) was a German-American mathematician who helped found the theories of Euclidean Ramsey theory and of the arithmetic properties of analytic functio...
Ernst G. Straus - Wikipedia
Dick de Jongh
Dick Herman Jacobus de Jongh (born 19 October 1939, Enschede) is a Dutch logician and mathematician and a retired professor at the University of Amsterdam.He received his PhD degree in 1968 from the U...
Lazarus Fuchs
Lazarus Immanuel Fuchs (5 May 1833 – 26 April 1902) was a German mathematician who contributed important research in the field of linear differential equations. He was born in Moschin (Mosina) (...
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Martin Charles Golumbic
Martin Charles Golumbic (born September 30, 1948) is a mathematician and computer scientist, best known for his work in algorithmic graph theory and in artificial intelligence. He is the founding edit...
Kwan-ichi Terazawa
Kwanichi Terazawa (寺沢 寛一, Terazawa Kan'ichi, July 15, 1882 – February 5, 1969) was a Japanese mathematician and administrator.Terazawa was born in Yonezawa, graduated from the Imperial Univers...
Griffith C. Evans
Griffith Conrad Evans (11 May 1887 – 8 December 1973) was a mathematician working for much of his career at the University of California, Berkeley. He is largely credited with elevating Berkeley's mat...
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James R. Norris
James Ritchie Norris is a mathematician working in probability theory and stochastic analysis. He is the Professor of Stochastic Analysis in the Statistical Laboratory, University of Cambridge. He has...
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Dorothy Maud Wrinch
Dorothy Maud Wrinch (12 September 1894 – 11 February 1976; married names Nicholson, Glaser) was a mathematician and biochemical theorist best known for her attempt to deduce protein structure using ma...
Alberto Calderón
Alberto Pedro Calderón (1920 -1998) was one of the leading mathematicians of the 20th century. He was born in Mendoza, Argentina. His name is associated with the University of Buenos Aires, but first ...
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Ramaiyengar Sridharan
Ramaiyengar Sridharan is a mathematician at Chennai Mathematical Institute, formerly at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR). He was born in Cuddalore in the year 1935 [1] and he obtained...
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Oskar Anderson
Oskar Johann Viktor Anderson (2 August 1887, Minsk, Russian Empire – 12 February 1960, Munich, Germany) was a German-Russian mathematician. He was most famously known for his work on mathematical stat...
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Yum-Tong Siu
Yum-Tong Siu (simplified Chinese: 萧荫堂; traditional Chinese: 蕭蔭堂; pinyin: Xiāo Yìntáng; born May 6, 1943 in Guangzhou, China) is the William Elwood Byerly Professor of Mathematics at Harvar...
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Arthur Rubin
Arthur Leonard Rubin (born 1956) is an American mathematician and aerospace engineer, most notable for being named a Putnam Fellow on four consecutive occasions from 1970 to 1973.
Rubin's mother w...
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Zoia Ceaușescu
Zoia Ceaușescu ([ˈzoja tʃauˈʃesku], 1 March 1949 – 20 November 2006) was a Romanian mathematician, the daughter of Communist leader Nicolae Ceaușescu and his wife, Elena.She did her studies at t...
Frances Cave-Browne-Cave
Frances Evelyn Cave-Browne-Cave (1876–1965) was an English mathematician.Frances Cave-Browne-Cave was the daughter of Sir Thomas Cave-Browne-Cave (1835–1924) (see Cave-Browne-Cave baronets for earlier...
Dugald Macpherson
H. Dugald Macpherson is a mathematician and logician. He is Professor of Pure Mathematics at the University of Leeds.He obtained his DPhil from the University of Oxford in 1983 for his thesis entitled...
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Dănuț Marcu
Daniel Goldston
Daniel Alan Goldston (born January 4, 1954 in Oakland, California) is an American mathematician who specializes in number theory. He is currently a professor of mathematics at San Jose State Universit...